Murder mystery at a radio station. Movie features Mantan Moreland and Frankie Darro along with Marjorie Reynolds and Lorna Gray. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: mystery, action, comedy, musical
Mantan Moreland and F. E. Miller are down at the heels, that is until a craps shoot wins Mantan a gambling casino. Too bad it's haunted by a family of prudish ghosts. The sequel to "Mr. Washington Goes to Town," which sadly appears to be a lost film. Directed by William Beaudine (as William X Crowley) Released in 1942. a.k.a. "Lady Luck" Tape-transferred complete print. MANTAN MORELAND MOVIES HERE AT IA: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update Topics: race film, all-black casts, comedies, Mantan Moreland, F E Miller
Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland are back as amateur sleuths in this sequel to "Irish Luck." Happily Mantan has more screen time in this one. Directed by Howard Bretherton Released in 1940 Probably a second-release edit. Free movie links for Mantan junkies: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update Topics: Mysteries, Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland
A north woods adventure loosely based on Jack London's story, "That Spot." It nominally stars Grace Bradley and Michael Whalen, but it's Mantan Moreland, Louise Beavers and Smoky the Dog who steal the show. Directed by Howard Bretherton Released in 1941 Complete print (there are a few missing frames) Free movie links for Mantan junkies: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update Topics: adventures, Canada, north woods, show dogs, Mantan Moreland, Louise Beavers
A Tex Ritter western with Mantan Moreland. Mantan sings and even dances a little. Good print quality for a B-oater. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. Released in 1939. a.k.a. "Ridin' the Frontier". Complete print. More Mantan here at IA: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update-4 favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, Tex Ritter, Mantan Moreland, Jean Joyce, White Flash (horse)
John Carradine is an insane Nazi scientist and Veda Ann Borg is his zombie wife in an old house cluttered with the walking dead. Happily Mantan Moreland is on hand to make nonsense of all this. Actually it's a disguised remake of "King of the Zombies," which also features Mantan, and also is here at IA in the Feature Films Collection. Directed by Steve Sekely. Released in 1943. a.k.a. "The Corpse Vanished" (UK). Complete print NOTE: Mantan Moreland films here at IA:... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: comedies, horror, zombies, John Carradine, Mantan Moreland, Robert Lowery, Veda Ann Borg, Gale...
Master of ceremonies Willie Bryant hosts an eventful evening of music and comedy captured live at the Apollo Theater and featuring such popular artists as Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, the Clovers, Dinah Washington, Martha Davis, and Mantan Moreland. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Music
A Universal Pictures serial with Mantan Moreland. (a.k.a. "The Mystery of the Riverboat") UPDATE: The complete serial is now available in the Short Format Films Collection (shorts) https://archive.org/details/TheMysteryOfTheRiverboatall13Chapters Topics: movie trailers, serials, matinee serials, Mantan Moreland
A B-western starring George Houston as Wild Bill Hickok, supported by Al St. John and Dave O'Brien. Mantan Moreland appears in a minor role. Directed by Sam Newfield Released in 1938 2 minutes are missing favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: westerns, B-westerns, George Houston, Al St John, Dave O'Brien, Mantan Moreland
Government agent Charlie Chan is investigating a spy ring intent on stealing radar plans, which leads him to a radio station in a building also containing a radar research facility. Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, and Benson Fong Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter perform a version of their nightclub routine. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. IMDb Link favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Charlie Chan
This is an ordinary second-feature adventure made special by Mantan Moreland's role as a courageous sergeant of black paratroops. But don't worry. He still manages to have some fun along the way. A must for fellow Moreland fans. Directed by George Waggner. Released in 1940. Complete print. Free movie links for Mantan junkies: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update Topics: Adventures, French Foreign Legion, Mantan Moreland, Ralph Byrd, George Lynn
A plane flying to the Bahamas gets blown off course and crashes on the island of the mysterious Dr. Sangare. Jefferson Jackson (Mantan Moreland) tries to warn his fellow survivors that the island's haunted but they all soon learn there's more going on than they initially supposed... Find out more about this movie on its IMDB page. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews ) Topics: zombies, voodoo, Mantan Moreland, horror, pdmovies
Professional gambler The Duke (Dots Johnson) attempts to cheat Handsome Harry Hansom (Monte Hawley), who owns a successful Harlem nightclub, out of his club and his contract with his lead singer and girlfriend Tall, Tan, and Terrific (Francine Everett). This leads to a murder that is solved by club comic Mantan Moreland and club photographer Butterbeans (Barbara Bradford). Topics: Short, Musical
Musical variety show filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers: Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway and Ruth Brown. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topic: musical
The show inspired by Joe Riley and his Hypnotic Eye and Rockula and his Theatre for the Insane is back! This time Her Majesty's best secret agent, a real "Saint", lives and lets die as he is mashed up in a weird world with Mantan Moreland in King of the Zombies! Gadzooks! I've lost my mind! Enjoy the show! favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bela Lugosi, boris karloff, king, of, the, zombies, live, and.let, die, roger, moore, sean,...
Musical variety show filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers: Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway and Ruth Brown. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topic: musical
Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland and Keye Luke in the tale of a college rowing team. It seems that the new guy and hope for the team to win the state championship has been drafted. Not wanting to let the girls down the boys end up getting a guy off the street to pretend to be the great new rower at a party. Unfortunately now that "Herc" has a taste for college life he won't leave and now its up to the guys to get him through classes and to make him into a great rower. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Lindsley Parsons
Three men in a plane searching the Caribbean for a missing admiral crash-land on an island where voodoo is practiced and zombies roam. They soon find a mansion occupied by a family of Austrian refugees, headed by Dr. Sangre. Dr. Sangre is up to no good, and when he learns of the men's mission they begin to disappear. Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, and Mantan Moreland IMDb Page Wikipedia Page The 688MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 3.1GB MPEG2 found on this page to provide a smaller,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Horror, Zombies, Voodoo
This is a B-western with an all-black cast that includes Spencer Williams and Mantan Moreland. Mantan's part isn't large, but he does have some very telling moments. Unfortunately this print represents the poor state of preservation of many surviving race films. Written and Directed by Richard C Kahn. Released in 1938. Approximately 4 minutes are missing. SPECIAL NOTE: The copyright notice in the opening credits refers to content not included here. This film is in the public domain. CAST NOTE:... Topics: westerns, race films, all-black casts, Herbert (Herb) Jeffries, Spencer Williams (Jr), Mantan...
Universal failed to follow the cardinal rule -- keep it simple, stupid -- and the result is this serial with an unusually large cast, multiple competing villains and a plot that may have been too complex and too adult for Saturday matinee kids to follow. The actual riverboat visuals are provided by stock footage from an unnamed film. Mantan Moreland is on board for more than comedy relief. Directed by Lewis D Collins & Ray Taylor Released in 1944 Complete prints a.k.a. "The Mystery of... Topics: adventures, serials, matinee serials, riverboats, cliffhangers, Robert Lowery, Eddie Quillian,...
College student "Freckles" Winslow (Johnny Downs) come home to Indiana to help a friend, Danny Doyle (Marvin Stephens), who runs his uncle's hotel and took a mortgage on it in order to invest in a 'gold-finding-machine,' with his friend Jeff (Mantan Moreland), the hotel porter. On the bus-trip home, "Freckles" meets a Chicago gangster, "Muggsy Dolan" (Walter Sande), posing as Jack Leach, on the lam from a bank-robbery, who decides a quiet Indian town would be the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Action, Comedy, Crime
König der ZombiesNach einer Bruchlandung auf einer Insel nehmen zwei Militärangehörige und ein Kammerdiener Herberge bei Flüchtlingen aus Österreich. Bald entdecken die drei, dass der Herr des Hauses finstere Ziele verfolgt …Menschenopfer! Grausame Folter! Wodu-Riten!Der Zweite Weltkrieg hatte bereits fast zwei Jahre lang gewütet, als dieser Film in die Kinos der noch neutralen Vereinigten Staaten kam. Auffallend ist daher, dass das Drehbuch keine Hinweise auf die (offensichtliche)... Topics: Aberglaube, Diener, Flugzeug, Friedhof, Funk, Geheimdienst, Gut gegen Böse, Hypnose, Insel, Ire,...
The adventure begins with coming attractions and a cartoon, followed by the first feature, "Law of the Jungle." The intermission featurette is chapter 11 of the serial, "Jungle Girl," followed by the second feature, "Forbidden Jungle." Vaccinations are not required for this safari. Flea powder is recommended for balcony seating. NOTE: The complete "Jungle Girl" serial is available on DVD from VCI Entertainment. All the other items in this simulation are... Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, insomnia cure, jungle adventures, Mantan Moreland, gorilla suits
The boys were fine when they were left alone to do their thing. Unfortunately the 20th Century Fox writers weren't smart enough to recognize this, and result was one of the lesser Laurel and Hardy comedies. Even the title doesn't make sense. (There are no ghosts and nobody is haunted.) Nevertheless fans of the eternally hapless duo will want to see this one. Topics: movie trailers, comedies, gangsters, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dante, Elisha Cook Jr, Mantan...
Taken from IMDB: A delivery boy for a flower shop, who thinks of himself as an amateur detective, finds out that his boss is mixed up with a foreign espionage ring. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Weird, funny, brutal, and twisted, three children of the Merrye family live under the care and protection of their chauffeur, Bruno, played by Lon Chaney, Jr. The "children" are afflicted with "Merrye" syndrome, a form of dementia caused by inbreeding. It's a "made for drive-in's" kind of movie, that will have you laughing and saying, "ooh, gross," at the same time. The music is perfectly tacky and well suited for this film. Written and Directed by Jack... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Lon Chaney, spider, Sid Haig, Jill Banner, Beverly Washburn, chauffeur, mansion, creepy, Mantan...
This is a simulation of a double feature program at a second-run movie house in the 1940s. The sleuthing begins with coming attractions and a cartoon, followed by the first feature, Sherlock Holmes in "Terror by Night." The intermission featurette is a true crime short, "Night Intruder," followed by the second feature, Charlie Chan in "Dark Alibi." (There are a few seats left in the balcony.) STREAMING SPECIAL NOTICE; I rederived the MPEG4 (MP4) file. It now... Topics: 2am Theater, double feature, mysteries, whodunits, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Sidney Toler,...
Incomplete 16mm movie from Abbot & Costello found at the end of another movie. Unknown title so please help identify this. There are Dutch subtitles in the movie. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topic: abbot costello
Frankie Darro buys a broken-down horse and turns him into a racing winner, despite the racketeers who try to fix the races and put him out of business. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Gladys Blake
Based (loosely) on the life of Joe Louis. Except that Louis never lost a professional fight (until after this movie was made, at least). Head of the Production Code office Joseph Breen warned that the film might not get played in the South because it depicted a black man (Joe Louis) defeating several white men in boxing matches. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: race film, independent, boxing, melodrama, Joe Louis
Welcome back to the show inspired by Joe Riley's Hypnotic Eye and Count Rockula's Theatre For The Insane. Vance Capley's Spook Show returns with tonights episode, "Stickin' It To The Man". Blackula! Black Frankenstein! Sir Cecil Creape! More fun than you can shake a stick at! approx: 60m favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blackula, blackenstein, black frankenstein, sir cecil creape, hot rods, monsters, art, artists,...
Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Mystery
Two friends take jobs as truck drivers, unaware that the trucking company is being targeted by a gang of saboteurs who will stop at nothing, including murder, to stop them. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Frankie Darro, Jackie Moran